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MONOGAMY

The institution of marriage in which husband and wife may have only one marital partner, who is still living. It is the unity of marriage opposed to polygamy. (Etym. Greek monos, only + gamos, marriage.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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